Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The end of the arm; a good distance off.

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Examples

  • Even when at the district-school, he preferred spending 'noon-time' among the girls to racing around with the boys, pitching quoits, wrestling at 'arm's-end,' 'back-hold,' or playing base-ball and goal.

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2, No. 1, July, 1862

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